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HotelTravel.com Cooks Hot Hotel Deals for Sydney International Food Festival

HotelTravel.com is cooking up hot hotel deals to promote the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, one of the largest culinary events in the world, which opens 1 October and continues until the end of the month.

The event kicks off with the world’s leading marquee chef, René Redzepi, at the Sydney Opera House on 1 October 1. This year his Copenhagen eatery, the two-Michelin star restaurant Noma, took top honours when it was named the number one restaurant on the planet by 2010 San Pellegrino Awards.

Chef Redzepi’s visit coincides with the Australian release of his first major book, ‘Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine’. The evening will be even more unique as the organisers have come up with an unbeatable book-and-dine package with his publisher, Phaidon, for this very special event.

According to HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer, Olivier Dombey the Crave Sydney International Food Festival has truly risen to the top of elite food festivals around the world with the inclusion of René Redzepi.

“René Redzepi’s dinner and book launch certainly adds massive star power to an already remarkable event,” Mr Dombey, said.”Even before his confirmation the Crave Sydney International Food Festival programme offered something for everyone. It has simple down home community festivals and outdoor events to up market pop-up dinners in unusual locations.”

“There are also street food tours in some of Sydney’s most exciting food districts, heaps of cooking classes and amazing wine dinners.

“Of course HotelTravel.com is very pleased to be able to help support the festival with selection of Sydney hotels near many of the key dinning districts,” he added.

For those looking for Central hotels, consider booking into the Citigate Central Sydney Hotel (from US$ 129 per night), Clarion Collection Marque Hotel Sydney (from US$ 109 per night) or the Pensione Hotel Sydney (from US$ 95 per night).

For Darling Harbour hotels have a look at the Medina Grand Harbourside (from US$ 129 per night), Vulcan Hotel (from US$ 123 per night) or the Glenferrie Lodge Hotel (from US$ 64 per night). All of these hotels in both Central and Darling Harbour received customer satisfaction ratings of 80 per cent or higher with reviews written by real HotelTravel.com customers.

Via EPR Network
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Report Says The Cost Of A Night In A Luxurious Hotel Room Has Tumbled Worldwide

Hotels.com has revealed that the cost of a night in a luxurious hotel room has tumbled worldwide, meaning that travellers’ money has never gone further.

According to Hotels.com’s Hotel Price Index (HPI), there are now a crop of ten desirable destinations where £100 per night (or just £50 a night each for a couple) will buy a five star room in some of the most prestigious addresses in town.

The list of cities where British travellers’ cash goes the furthest includes top European cities for culture vultures (£100 will get a five star room in Lisbon, Pisa, Warsaw, Prague and Tallinn), as well as further-flung destinations including Melbourne, Mexico City, Sao Paolo and Toronto.

The Hotels.com HPI tracks the real prices paid per hotel room (rather than advertised rates) for 78,000 hotels across 13,000 locations around the world. The latest HPI looks at prices from January to June 2009, compared to the same period in 2008.

Alison Couper, Communications Director at Hotels.com, said: “The best rooms in the world have never been so affordable according to our data and travellers can get far more for their holiday money this year than they have for a long time – the average price of hotel room is back at 2004 levels. With such low prices and some great deals around, travellers can enjoy a night in the lap of luxury for less than ever.”

For £100, travellers visiting Toronto, Sydney, Copenhagen and Edinburgh hotels will be able to stay in rooms that are a full star category higher in 2009 than the same money would buy in 2008.

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